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vitrine

Syllabification: vi·trine
Pronunciation: /vəˈtrēn
 
/

Definition of vitrine in English:

noun

A glass display case.
Example sentences
  • Their physicality seems further diminished by the glass vitrines within which they dangle, boxes that lend them a disturbingly contradictory sense of hapless menace.
  • Sutured serviceably but without refinement, these soft sculptures are presented, like anthropological specimens, in woodframed glass vitrines.
  • The museum exhibits are planned in a series of large free-standing glass vitrines placed along the path and sheltered by the undulating canopy.

Origin

French, from vitre 'glass pane'.

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